They say the eye is the window to the soul, the souls of the soldiers here from the Black Watch regiment during WW1 must have been heavily scarred, transformed and traumatised. What they must have witnessed would have remained with them for the rest of their days. Many would lock it away but like the haunted room at the end of a lonely corridor the sound and flashbacks would persist. Many of the eyes exhibit what was referred to as the 'thousand yard stare' the gaze of soldiers who have become emotionally detached from the horrors around them.
These eyes are the eyes of soldiers, who brought their right (the righteous) eye to align the foresight to forfeit the future of another, in defence of their country and allies and safeguard their own future.
Taken from photographs in the archive of the Black Watch Museum in Perth.